A man has been accused of raping a woman at a beach on the North Fork on Tuesday night, Southold Town Police said.

Rudy Orlando Cruz-Ventura was arrested on Shelter Island and charged with first-degree rape, police said.

The suspect allegedly raped the woman at Goldsmith’s Inlet Park beach overlooking the Long Island Sound off Mill Lane in Peconic at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Both the suspect and the victim are 33 years old and from Greenport.

Cruz-Ventura will be arraigned at Southold Town Justice Court.


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